Indira Gandhi (1917 – 1984) was the first and, to date, only female Prime Minister of India. She was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India. As prime minister, Gandhi was known for her political intransigency and unprecedented centralisation of power. She went to war with Pakistan in support of the independence movement and war of independence in East Pakistan, which resulted in an Indian victory and the creation of Bangladesh. Citing separatist tendencies, and in response to a call for revolution, Gandhi instituted a state of emergency from 1975 to 1977 where basic civil liberties were suspended and the press was censored. Widespread atrocities were carried out during the emergency. She was assassinated in 1984 at her residence in Safdarjung Road, New Delhi. She was killed by her Sikh bodyguards in the aftermath of Operation Blue Star.
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